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Veterans Day Meet & Greet (11-11-11) - OU0356

 Military Association of GeoCachers Meet & Greet

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

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N 39° 08.125' W 76° 35.850' (WGS84)

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 Location: United States > Maryland
 Cache Type: Event
 Size: No container
 Status: Archived
 Date Hidden: 11 November 2011
 Date Created: 14 October 2011
 Last Modified: 20 November 2011
 Waypoint: OU0356
 Also Listed On: Geocaching.com

 


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Friday, 11 November 2011, 1930-2200*
@ Double T Diner

It's Friday, it's 11-11-11, and it's Veterans Day!  What better reason to get together with your fellow geocachers?

Team Red Oak is hosting a couple "flash mob" type events at 11 AM & 11 PM.  Since this is not just a numerically interesting date, I thought it would be appropriate to host a full scale meet & greet on the behalf of the Military Association of GeoCachers.

After this event, maybe we can grab a few caches on the way down the road for Team Red Oak's "After Dark" event.

Their menu and additional information is available on their website.


Per Wikipedia - Veterans Day is an annual United States holiday honoring military veterans. A federal holiday, it is observed on November 11. It is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, falling on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)

The holiday is commonly printed as Veteran's Day or Veterans' Day in calendars and advertisements. While these spellings are grammatically acceptable, the United States government has declared that the attributive (no apostrophe) rather than the possessive case is the official spelling.

The U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed an Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. In proclaiming the holiday, he said,

    "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations."

The United States Congress passed a concurrent resolution seven years later on June 4, 1926, requesting that the President Calvin Coolidge issue another proclamation to observe November 11 with appropriate ceremonies. An Act approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday;

"a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day'."


In 1953, an Emporia, KS man named Alvin King, the owner of a shoe repair shop, had the idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate all veterans, not just those who died in World War I.  With the help of U.S. Representative Ed Rees, also from Emporia, a bill for the holiday was pushed through Congress. President Dwight Eisenhower signed it into law on May 26, 1954.  Congress amended this act on June 1, 1954, replacing "Armistice" with "Veterans," and it has been known as Veterans Day since.


Military Association of GeoCachers

* 7:30 - 10:00 PM





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3 14 November 2011 DudleyGrunt Comment

3036. Wow! On Thursday, when I called the diner, my best guess was 20 attendees and still wasn't sure we'd hit that. When I got there, straight from dropping off scouts on the AT (near Hagerstown), at 7:15, there were already 20 others waiting. Before the night was out, we'd had 50 (FIFTY!) people show up.

Thanks to ALL who came out and made this such a successful event.

I know some folks had some issues with orders being slow or wrong. I'm thinking these folks had the same waitress. I may send some notes out and check. Overall, though, I think they did a great job in adjusting to the influx on a busy Friday night. They pretty much stopped seating anyone else in "our" area, even though they'd only planned on having 2 tables of 10 set aside for us.

Thanks again for making this more that just about the numbers (11-11-11) and a chance to acknowledge Veterans Day together.

Happy Trails!

7 11 November 2011 sfcchaz attended the event

As expected, I arrived late, but there were still plenty of people there. Got to trade a few caching stories. DudleyGrunt handed me his new GeoKrety (Gary the Rubber Chicken) to start its journey. Thanks for setting this up DG.

7 11 November 2011 cycleangela attended the event

This was a great time, and great food. I've been to this diner quite a few times, but this is the first time my food came out cold, but that was OK! Thanks for hosting!

3 14 October 2011 sfcchaz Comment

That's league bowling night. I might be able to swing by there at the very end.